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PROCEEDINGS 



Maine Historical Society 




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JANUARY 13, 1909 TO DECEMBER 1, 1909 



PORTLAND, ME. 

Smith & Sale, Printers 

1910 



FROCEEDINO-S 



Maine Historical Society 




(^nticjuit<xti0 (JHonumenta Coffi^ere 



JANUARY 13, 1909 TO DECEMBER 1, 1909 



PORTLAND, ME. 

Smith & Sale, Printers 

1910 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



January 13, 1909. 

A meeting of the Society was held in the library hall, 
Portland, Wednesday, January 13, 1909, and was called 
to order at 3 p. m., the president in the chair. The Rev. 
Joseph Battell Shepherd, rector of St. Paul's church, Port- 
land, was introduced, who announced as his topic, "The 
Religious Conditions in England During the Reign of 
Queen Elizabeth," a reply to the discourse by Dr. Chauncy 
Rea Burr before the Society in November last. 

Adjourned. 

February 24, 1909. 

A meeting of the Society was held at the library hall, 
Portland, Wednesday, February 24, 1909, and was called 
to order at 2.30 p. m. by the president, Mr. Baxter. 

The librarian and curator, Mr. Goold, read his quarterly 
report of accessions to the library and cabinet. 

Extracts from the diary of Parson John Wiswall, the 
celebrated Tory of local fame, were read by Mr. James P. 

Baxter. 

Paper on Dr. Jeremiah Barker of Stroud water and Gror- 
ham was read by Dr. James A. Spalding. 
Adjourned, with a vote of thanks. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



February 24, 1909. 

Since the report made December 10, 1908, we have 
added to the library 174 titles. They consisted of 63 
bound books and iii pamphlets. By gift we received 33 
books and 77 pamphlets, by exchange 11 books and 18 
pamphlets, and by purchase 19 books and 16 pamphlets. 
The library never was in as good condition as it is now. 

Among the gifts were : 

Rise and Fall of the Irish Nation, three Consular Reports, Tribune Alma- 
nac, 1908, and Political Pamphlets from Hon. D. H. Ingraham. 

Pedigree of Priscilla Hatch, from Judge F. M. Ray. 

Maine Poets Calendar, from George Thornton Edwards. 

Register of Richmond, Me., 1904, from Walter H. Sturtevant. 

In Memoriam of Judge John A. Peters, from L. B. Chapman, Esq. 

List of eight thousand Prison Ship Martyrs, from Charles L. Loring. 

The Snake Devices of 1754-1776 and Constitutional Courant, 1765, from 
Albert Mathews, Esq, 

Portland Directory, 1908, from Fred L. Tower, Esq. 

Poems and Essays, from Edward C. Farnsworth. 

Reminiscences of William W. Story, and Northampton, and the Meadow 
City, from Nathan Goold. 

The Southgate Family, from L. B. Chapman, Esq. 

The Fountaine Opened or Mysteries of Life Revealed, 1638, from Moses 
H. Sampson. 

The Sword of Dundee, from H. S. Burrage, D.D. 

Totemwell and The Triangular Society, from H. W. Bryant, Esq. 

Five Record Books, from City of Portland. 

Two Publications of the Transactions of the Massachusetts Colonial Soci- 
ety, from Rev. Dr. John Carroll Perkins. 

Hermann Kotzschmar, from Charles Latham True. 

No. 3, Proceedings of the Cambridge Historical Society, from that Society. 

Sermon in Memory of James C. Churchill and Teachers' Institute Cata- 
logue, 1851, from James H. O'Donnell. 

Guide to the Archives at Washington, from Waldo G. Leland. 

John Milton's Tercentenary, from Dr. S. A. Green. 

American Monthly Magazine, from the Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter. 

Two Autograph Letters of Lydia H. Sigourney, from Mrs. Margaret D. C. 
Bursley. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 6 

Manuscript Assessment Book of Buxton, Me., and a bundle of Capt. Isaac 
Lane's Papers, from Edward Woodman, Esq. 

Volume I, Seventy Six, John Neal, Dandelion, Elizabeth Oakesmith, and 
Pamphlets, from H. W. Bryant. 

September and December, 1908, Proceedings, from the American Philo- 
sophical Society. 

By exchange, we have received the following : 

Life and Times of Nelson Dingley, Jr. 
Pennsylvania Historical Magazine. 
Essex Institute Collections. 
Maryland Historical Magazine. 

Four Publications New London County Historical Society. 
Diary of Joshua Hampstead. 
Stone Records of Groton, Conn. 

Volumes 25 and 26, Lineage Books of the National D. A. R. 
Missouri Historical Society Review. 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 
Volume 2, Arkansas Historical Society. 
Iowa Journal of History. 

Volume 18, Wisconsin Historical Society Publication. 
Report 1907-8, Oklahoma Historical Society. 
American Antiquarian Society Publication. 
Volume 10, Mayflower Descendants. 
The John A. Peters Banquet. 
The Trowbridge Genealogy. 

Volume 12, Publications of the Connecticut Historical Society, Revolution- 
ary Rolls of Connecticut men in 1775. 

We have purchased : 

Town Registers of Merideth, Tilton, Gilmantown, Gilford, Sanbornton, 
Belmont and New Hampton, N. H. 

Abraham Lincoln, by Carl Schurz and Trueman Bartlett. 

Census of 1790, Heads of Families, for Connecticut, New York, Pennsyl- 
vania and Virginia. 

Yale Campus, Class Rooms and Athletics. 

Letters and Recollections of Washington. 

Sea Power in Relation to the War of 1812. 

Abraham Lincoln, by Noah Brooks. 

Town Register of Mount Vernon and Readfield. 

True Story of Paul Revere. 

Historical Sketch of Stockton Springs. 

Lincoln the Man of Sorrow. 

Vital Records of Ashburnham, Mais. 

Vital Records of Winchindon, Mass. 



6 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

Evangeline, 1866 Edition. 

Volume 17, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution. 

Massachusetts Magazine. 

New Hampshire Genealogical Magazine. 

Magazine of History. 

l^ew England Family. 

Devon Notes and Queries. 

Acadiensis. 

Essex Antiquarian. 

The Poets and Poetry of Europe, by H. W. Longfellow. 

Bibliography of H. W. Longfellow. 

During the month of February we are having a notable 

exhibition of that which relates to Abraham Lincoln and 

his cabinet. This exhibition is of much credit to the 

society, and we have had many compliments for the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nathan Go old, Librarian. 

March 25, 1909. 

The regular monthly meeting of the Society was held at 
the library hall, Portland, Thursday, March 25, 1909, and 
was called to order at 2.30 p. m., Hon. George A. Emery 
in the chair. 

Mr. George Smith Rowell of Portland read a paper on 
"The Lynching of James Cullen near the Town of Presque 
Isle, Aroostook County." 

Adjourned with vote of thanks. 

May 18, 1909. 

A meeting of the Society was held at the library hall, 
Portland, Tuesday, May 18, 1909, and was called to order 
at 2.30 P. M. by the president. Large attendance of 
ladies. 

Mr. Nathan Goold read report of accessions to the 
library and cabinet. 

Mrs. Abba Goold Woolson read a paper on "The 
Friendship of Washington and Lafayette." 



MAINE HISTOKICAL SOCIETY. 7 

A vote of thanks was extended to Mrs. Woolson for her 
paper and a copy requested for the archives. 

An invitation from the Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter of 
the Daughters of the American Revolution to attend the 
exercises and unveiling of the monument to the soldiers of 
the Revolution at the Eastern cemetery, Portland, June 14, 
1909, at 2.30 p. M., was presented and accepted. 

Adjourned. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

May 18, 1909. 
Mr. Pi-esident and Ladies and Gentlemen : 

My last report was made February 24, 1909. Since that 
time we have made improvements in our library, the prin- 
cipal of which is that of making the maps, charts and plans 
accessible. A large case of drawers has been installed in 
which they have been arranged by localities. We have 
about three hundred relating to Maine. All New Eng- 
land, Middle States, Canada and general United States 
maps and charts are now catalogued. We have never 
before had the full use of these maps. For this there has 
been no additional expense for labor. 

We have added to the library since the last report 161 
bound volumes and 437 pamphlets, — a total of 598 titles. 
By gift we received 507, by exchange 65, and have pur- 
chased 26 titles only. 

The principal gifts have been as follows : 

James G. Blaine's Congressional Directory of the 45th Congress, Pope and 
Pagan, The Crystal Wedding, Longfellow's French Grammar, Memoir of 
Rev. Thomas Barnes, Prophecy or Speaking for God, Stackpole, and nineteen 
pamphlets, from Hubbard W. Bryant, Esq. 

History of England to the accession of George IV., from Miss G. M. Dyer. 

Historical Catalogue of the First Baptist Church of Providence, R. I., from 
Henry- Melville King, D.D. 

Alvord Genealogy, from Walter Haven Clark, Esq. 



8 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

Six bound volumes of sample book papers, from the S. D. Warren Co. 

Eleven bound volumes and seven pamphlets for the Marine Department of 
our library, from Fritz H. Jordan, Esq. 

Preservation of Park Street Church, Boston; Indications of the Creator, 
Return of An Old Man to His Native Place, from Edward H. Daveis, Esq. 

Four Naval Registers, 1907-9., U. S. Navy Department. 

Army Register, 1909, from the War Department. 

Two volumes Lincoln Centennial Scrap Books, from Miss Wilhelmina M. 
Man tine. 

Life and Correspondence of James McHenry, from Burrows Brothers 
Company. 

Four pamphlets, from Hispanic Society of America, New York. 

History of the Second Church of Hartford, Conn., from Connecticut His- 
torical Society. 

Twenty -eight Maine State Reports, from the State Library. 

Two hundred and seventh Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Boston, from that company. 

Maryland, Its Lands, Products and Industries, from Albert R. Stubbs, Esq. 

Twenty -two Pamphlets, from Hon. D. H. Ingraham. 

Ten volumes of the Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of 
Canada, from that society, which completes our set of their publications. 

American Monthly Magazine, from Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter, D. A. R, 

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio publications, from that sooiety. 

The King's Mark, from Miss Ella M. Bangs, the authoress. 

History of the United States, 3 volumes. History of the Grange Movement, 
Memoir of William Ellery Channing, Specimens of Theatrical Cuts, Book of 
Type and twenty -four numbers Winthrop Banner, from Joseph Wood, Esq. 

Captain Norton's Orderly Book, 1776, Eminent Americans, Lossing, 2 
volumes, In the Sleepy Hollow Country, and thirty-one pamphlets from 
Nathan Goold. 

Plymouth Church and Other Poems, by Moses Owen, from Judge F. M. 
Ray. 

History of Newton, Mass., and 169 railroad pamphlets, from Franklin R. 
Barrett, also complete set of Atlantic & St. Lawrence R. R. Reports, bound. 

Year Book of the Anti Saloon League, from Rev. C. E. Owen. 

List of members of the South Congregational Church, of Brockton, Mass., 
from Miss M. B. Fairbanks. 

The Stinson Memorial, from Captain George E. Brown, of the 5th Maine 
Regiment, Company H Association. 

Register of Harvard University, 1907-8, from the University. 

Two bound volumes Union Bible Teacher, from William H. Stevens. 

Secret Proceedings and Debates of the U. S. Constitutional Convention at 
Philadelphia in 1787, from Hon. W. P. Frye. 

Twenty -seven Reports and Catalogues, from the University of Maine. 

" Mementoes and Sea Pictures," Poems by Edward C. Farnsworth, from 
the author. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 9 

We have received by exchange the following : 

Colorado Historical and Natural History Society's Reports for 1907 and 
1908. 

Hillside Church or Reminiscences of a County Pastorate, Chickering. 

History of the Portland Society of the New Jerusalem. 

The Seasons, Thomson. 

Thirty -seven publications of the Wyoming Valley Historical Society, Penn. 

Annual Magazine Index, 1908. 

Genealogies of the Old Families of Concord, Mass. 

Battle of Gettysburg, Haskell. 

Idyl of Work, Lucy Larcom. 

Five volumes Colonial Records of Connecticut, which completes our set of 
those publications. 

By exchange we have received the publications of the 
following societies : 

Pennsylvania Historical Society. 

Maryland Historical Society. 

Delaware Historical Society. 

Chicago Historical Society. 

Wisconsin Historical Society. 

Oregon Historical Society. 

Pennsylvania History Club. 

State Historical Society of Missouri. 

State Historical Society of Iowa. 

Essex Institute and the New England Historical and Genealogical Society. 

We have purchased the following : 

Registers of Richmond and Turner, Me. 
Washington in Lincoln's Time, by Noah Brooks. 
Maine's War on the Liquor Traffic. 

Vital Records of Danvers, Scituate and Methuen, Mass. 
History of the U. S. Navy, by Cooper. 
Recollections of the American War, by Dunlop. 
New Somersetshire or Kennebec and Somerset Counties, Me. 
Benedict's History of the Baptist Denomination in America. 
The Black Phalanx. 

History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Conn. 
Aroostook County Atlas. 
Famous Persons and Places, by N. P. Willis. 
New Hampshire Genealogical Record. 

The Impending Crisis, Helper. Was the property of Hon. Thomas B. 
Reed. 



10 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

Magazine of History. 

New England Family History. 

American Catholic Historical Researches. 

Devon Notes and Queries. 

Atlas of Hancock County, Me. 

The following have been contributed to our cabinet : 

A seaman's chest, used by Simon Drake, of Union, Me., on a privateer in 
the Revolutionary War, from Francis T. Miller. 

Gen. Knox's dress sword, from the estate of Augustus G. Fuller. 

Eastport map, from Hon. Amos Allen. 

Forty-six quadrangle maps of Maine Towns, from Hon. William P. Frye. 

Model of the old style full rigged ship " United States," with painted ports, 
constructed by Capt. Thomas Saunders of Wiscasset, in 1844; also framed 
portrait of Captain Saunders, its builder, one of Maine's old-time ship-masters ; 
from Joseph Wood, Esq. 

Two framed paintings, one pair knee buckles, six pair shoe buckles, with 
many articles of historic interest, from Edward H. Daveis, Esq. 

Mr. Daveis has loaned us Gov. John T. Gilman's sword. History of 
America, captured at Yorktown in 1781, and two atlases. 

Map of Phippsburg, Me., and surroundings, and map of Texas in 1844^ 
from Dr. J. A. Spalding. 

Mrs. Josephine O'Brien Campbell has loaned the society a brass mortar and 
pestle, brought home from Louisburg in 1745 by Morris O'Brien, and a cutlass 
and a fusil captured on the British ship Magaretta at Machias, Me., in 1775, 
by Col. Jeremiah O'Brien. 

Daniel Hasty's account book foi" 1766-177 2, gift from Mark Wiggin. 

Framed painting of ship CarroUton, Capt. Isaac Sturtevant, from George 
C. Owen, also map of the United States, 1841. 

Cannon ball dredged up in the harbor of Quebec, evidently fired in 1775, 
from Edward B. Cummings. 

Contents of the box under the cornerstone of the City Hall, from the City 
of Portland. 

Candle snuffer and tray, a map of Orono, Me., and also one of Hallowell, 
Me., with a paper eagle, framed, from L. B. Chapman, Esq. 

Large picture of the Stinson monument, from Col. R. G. Shannon. 

Cannon ball dredged up in Louisburg harbor, from Nathan Goold. 

Misses Hannah L. and Catherine H. Talbot have loaned a cup and saucer 
of Lowestoft china, presented to Gen. Benjamin Lincoln by the Society of 
the Cincinnati, also Mrs. Lincoln's shoes and pattens. 

The portraits of Alpheus Shaw and his wife, a prominent merchant of 
Portland in his time, have been loaned to the library by their granddaughter, 
Harriet C. Shaw. 

The tracing used in the separation of Deering from Westbrook, showing 
the boundary line, from Judge F. M. Ray. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 11 

We have a very valuable collection, both in our cabinet 
and in our books, and it is our policy to make all as useful 
as possible and as free to applicants as can be safely done. 
Great care must always be exercised for the preservation 
of our collections that they may be handed to the next 
generation in the best possible condition. Considering 
the work done our expenses are very small. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Nathan Goold, Librarian. 



ANNUAL MEETING. 
June 22, 1909. 

The annual meeting of the Society was held at Hubbard 
Hall at Brunswick, Tuesday, June 22, 1909, at 2 p. m., 
the president in the chair. 

Members present : Messrs. Charles E. Allen, James P. 
Baxter, James O. Bradbury, H. W. Bryant, Henry S. 
Burrage, Henry L. Chapman, Fred O. Conant, Henry 
Deering, George A. Emery, Nathan Goold, Oliver G. 
Hall, Henry Johnson, Allen Johnson, William B. Ken- 
dall, George T. Little, Ira S. Locke, Everett B. Norton, 
Harold E. Smith, Albert R. Stubbs, Asbury C. Stilphen, 
Archie Lee Talbot, Frederic F. Talbot, Henry S. Web- 
ster, David S. Waite, Joseph Wood, Franklin A. Wilson. 

The last annual report having been printed and distrib- 
uted, it was voted to dispense with the reading. 

The annual report on the library, the cabinet, and the 
Wadsworth-Longfellow House was read by the librarian 
and curator, Mr. Nathan Goold, and the reports were 
accepted to be placed on file. 

The annual report of the treasurer, Mr. Fritz H. Jor- 
dan, was read by him in detail, and the same was accepted 
to be placed on file. 



12 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

The annual report of the corresponding secretary and 
biographer, William D. Patterson, was read by him, and 
it was accepted to be placed on file. 

The annual report of the doings of the standing com- 
mittee was read by the secretary, H. W. Bryant, and it 
was accepted. 

Annual reports of some of the county historical socie- 
ties were read by Nathan Goold. 

The annual election of the officers of the Society was 
then held, the nominating committee appointed by the 
chair being Messrs. F. O. Conant, Archie Lee Talbot 
and Professor Chapman. 

The following board of officers was elected : 

President — James P. Baxter. 

Vice President — Prof. Henry L. Chapman. 

Treasurer — Fritz H. Jordan. 

Librarian and Curator — Nathan Goold. 

Corresponding Secretary and Biographer — William D. Patterson. 

Recording Secretary — Hubbard W. Bryant. 

Standing Committee — Rev. Henry S. Burrage, D.D., of Togus; Frederick 
O. Conant, of Portland ; Henry Bearing, of Portland ; George A. Emery, of 
Saco; Prentice C. Manning, of Portland; Augustus F. Moulton, of Portland; 
Asbury C. Stilphen, of Gardiner; Albert R. Stubbs, of Portland; Franklin A. 
Wilson, of Bangor. 

The president appointed Messrs. William H. Moulton 
and Edward D. Noyes as auditors of the treasurer's ac- 
counts. 

A ballot of twenty-six names, including three ladies, 
candidates for resident membership, had been distributed 
according to the by-laws to each resident member and was 
now brought up for action. A discussion then ensued on 
the election of women members, and on motion of Mr. 
A. C. Stilphen it was 

Resolved^ That in the constitution and by-laws of this 
vSociety there is no legal obstacle to the election of women 
to resident membership in this Society. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 13 

It was voted to proceed with the election. The follow- 
ing ballot was cast and all were declared elected : 

William R. Anthoine, Portland. Dr. Alfred Mitchell, Brunswick. 

Nathan Clifford Brown, Portland. Charles J. Nichols, Portland. 

Philip Greely Clifford, Portland. Francis R. North, Portland. 

Merritt B. Coolidge, Portland. Benjamin Lake Noyes, Stonington. 

Howard Corning, Gardiner. Nathan Cook Pinkham, Harrison. 

Walter G. Davis, Jr., Portland. Mrs. Elizabeth Pullen, Portland. 

Hon. Bert M. Fernald, W. Poland. Hiram W. Ricker, South Poland. 

Gen. Charles B. Hall, Portland. Prof. Kenneth C. M. Sills, Brunswick. 

Mrs. Augusta M. Hunt, Portland. William N. Taylor, Portland. 

Franklin Jordan, Saco. Frank D, True, Portland. 

Lucien P. Libby, Portland. Dr. Herbert F. Twitchell, Portland. 
Miss Mary King Longfellow, Portland. Benjamin F. Woodbury, So. Portland. 

Henry F. Merrill, Portland. Ernest Robinson Woodbury, Saco. 

Honorary Member. 
Miss Mary Rogers Jewett South Berwick. 

Corresponding Member. 
Albert C. Bates Hartford, Conn. 

Mr. A. C. Stilphen of Gardiner offered the following 
resolution, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the 
chair to arrange for a meeting of the Society at Gardiner 
in October next, in commemoration of the one hundredth 
anniversary of the birth of the Right Reverend George 
Burgess, the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church 
in Maine and a prominent member of this Society. 

The chair accordingly appointed Mr. A. C. Stilphen, 
Rev. H. S. Burrage, Mr. Archie Lee Talbot, as said com- 
mittee of arrangements. 

Mr. Henr}'- S. Webster of Gardiner made a report on 
behalf of the Committee on Gravestone Inscriptions and 
also made a report on the publication of the vital records 
of Farmingdale, Me., with the aid of the subscription of 
the State of Maine, and on motion of Mr. Webster the 
committee appointed last year on copying gravestone 
inscriptions was continued. 

Adjourned. 



14 PEOCBEDINGS OF THE 



ANNUAL REPORT OF TREASURER. 

Brunswick, Me., June 22, 1909. 
Mr. President and Members of the Maine Historical 
Society : 
Sirs : 

I have the honor to make the following report of receipts 
and expenditures for the past year, viz. : 

RECEIPTS. 



June 23, 1908. Balance on 






hand as per last report. 




$ 2.42 


Income of invested funds. 


$ 709.11 




Admittance fees, seventeen 






new members. 


170.00 




Annual dues, 1909, 202 






members. 


606.00 




Arrears of dues. 


48.00 




Sales of publications of the 






Society, 


102.35 




Sales of duplicates, 


203.85 




State of Maine, 500 copies 






Vol. 12, Documentary 






Series, 


1,000.00 




City of Portland, 


1,000.00 




5 Shares National Traders 






Bank, 


675.00 




Exchange of securities, 


40.00 


4'554-3i 






Temporary loan, 




115.00 




$4,671.73 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 15 

PAYMENTS. 

Temporary loan of June, 

1908, $ 146.00 

Union Safe Deposit & Trust 

Co., rent of box and bond 

of treasurer, $ 25.00 

Salaries of librarian, assistant, 

and recording secretary, 1,230.04 
Janitor, 358.00 

Fuel, lights and water, 274.28 

Maintenance and repairs, 148.78 

Printing, 90.21 

Sundry miscellaneous items, I50-75 

2,277.06 



Furniture, 


160.36 


Additions to library, on ac- 




count, Walker Fund, 


297.64 


Binding, 


10.52 


Fire Insurance Premium, 


405.00 


Account Vol. II, Documen- 




tary Series, 


285.00 


Account Vol. 12, Documen- 




tary Series, 


1,017.64 


Account Vol. 3, Series 3, 


20.00 


Contribution towards mem- 




orial shaft to Revolution- 




ary soldiers at Eastern 




cemetery, Portland, 


50.00 



2,246.16 



$4,6^9.22 
Cash on hand, 2.51 

$4,671.73 



16 PROCEEDINGS OP THE 

The invested funds of the Society consist of stocks and 
bonds of the par value of $16,500. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fritz H. Jordan, Treasurer. 



Brunswick, Me., June 22, 1909. 
Mr. President and Members of the Maine Historical 

Society : 
Sirs : 

I have the honor to make the following report of receipts 
and expenditures of the Longfellow Memorial Fund for 
the past year, viz. : 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand, June 23, 

1908, as per last report, $ 17 -07 

IncomeofWadsworth-Long- 

fellow House : 
Admissions, season of 1908, $2,027.50 
Profit on articles sold at house, 469.58 
Contributions from visitors at 

house, 23.89 



Due the treasurer. 




2,520.97 
3-93 




$2,541.97 


PAYMENTS. 




Expenses Wadsworth-Long- 






fellow House : 






Salaries of attendants and 






janitor, 


$544.42 




Repairs and maintenance. 


29.08 




Furnishing, 


74-59 





49-So 




17.27 


784.99 






60.00 


$592.48 


354-50 


750.00 


1,342.97 




$2,541.97 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 17 

Fuel, lights, water and clean- 
ing, $70.13 

Printing, signs and record 
books 

Sundry items, 

Fire insurance premium on 

house. 
Expended on grounds, 
Interest on debt. 
Reduction of debt, 



Respectfully submitted, 

Fritz H. Jordan, Treasurer. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SEC- 
RETARY AND BIOGRAPHER. 

Brunswick, Me., June 22, 1909. 
To the President and Members of the Maine Historical 
Society : 
Your corresponding secretary and biographer reports 
that of the seventeen gentlemen who were elected resident 
members last year, sixteen have accepted membership and 
one has declined membership. 

The corresponding members elected at the last annual 
meeting have accepted. 

The following deaths of resident members have oc- 
curred, viz. : 

Orville Dewey Baker, who was admitted in 1890 
Samuel Clifford Belcher, 1891 

Edwin Standish Drake, 1892 

Charles Perkins Gardiner, 1904 

Sidney Warren Thaxter, 1899 



18 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

The death of the venerable Francis H. Fassett, who 
was last year elected an honorary member and accepted, 
is also here reported. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William D. Patterson. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAVESTONE 
INSCRIPTIONS. 

Brunswick, June 22, 1909. 
To the Maine Historical Society : 

Your committee, to whom was referred for consideration 
the matter of copying gravestone inscriptions, beg leave to 
report : 

We find that the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society appears to have done the most extensive and sys- 
tematic work of the nature proposed, and from that Soci- 
ety's suggestions as to copying graveyard inscriptions we 
quote : 

" Systematic and accurate copies of inscriptions in old 
graveyards should be made because on the stones are 
many names and dates not elsewhere recorded. When a 
stone disappears the record is lost. Furthermore, many 
graveyards containing valuable records are not easily 
accessible, and by means of copies of the inscriptions the 
searchers have at hand the desired facts. A comparison 
of the manuscript copies in the library of the Society with 
the printed vital records of towns shows that the propor- 
tion of facts found only in inscriptions does not fall below 
twenty per cent, and frequently reaches forty and fifty per 
cent of all recorded details. Where town records are 
especially imperfect for certain periods, or where they 
have been destroyed, or where the law has not required 
such records to be kept, the inscriptions are about the only 
authority. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 19 

"The Society relies for copies on the cooperation of 
those who are interested in preserving the facts on the 
ancient memorials." 

The results of the work of that Society are of much 
value ; and we believe that if the field of work here in 
Maine, which is open to this Society, be committed to 
such of the members as may have time and inclination 
therefor, the result will be equally valuable. 

The work suggested will make necessary a small out- 
lay for paper, printing and postage. 

We are indebted to John Albree, Esq., chairman of the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society's Committee 
on Epitaphs, for valuable suggestions made in an inter- 
view had with him and by correspondence. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. S. Webster, 
William D. Patterson, 
Albert R. Stubbs. 



ANNUAL REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. 

Brunswick, Me., June 22, 1909. 
Mr. President and Members of the Society: 

The Library of the Maine Historical Society is now one 
of the notable institutions of Maine, especially of Portland. 
Its usefulness is unquestioned. It is the result of over 
eighty years' effort of the members of this Society, and 
shows what can be done by unselfish effort. Much more 
could be done had we more to do with, but with our 
resources, it is very creditable. Our visitors appreciate 
our efforts. The library never was in so accessible con- 
dition as now. 

Since the last report. May 14, 1909, there has been 
added to the library 87 titles, 64 by gift, 5 by exchange 



20 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

and 1 8 by purchase ; 40 were bound books and 47 were 
pamphlets. 

The principal gifts were : 

Seven Year Books of the Portland Women's Literary Union of Portland, 
from Mrs. Joseph H. O'Neil. 

Four Pamphlets on the Pike Family, from the Pike Family Association. 

American Monthly Magazines, from the Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter, D. 
A. R. 

A pamphlet, in French, on the Deportation of the Acadians at Boston, in 
1775, from The Royal Society of Canada. 

"In the Haunts of Anthony" (Wayne), from Hon. F. E. Boothby. 

Volumes 13, 14 and 15 of the Journals of the Continental Congress, in 1779, 
from the Library of Congress. 

The Rambler, Samuel Johnson, four volumes, and the Evangelical Family 
Library, in fifteen volumes, from Mrs. Charles L. Ballard of Hallowell. 

Volume 7, 1909, Publication of the Old Colony Historical Society, from that 
Society. 

Proceedings of January 26, 1909, of the Brookline Historical Society, from 
that Society, 

Guide to Valley Forge, from Arthur E. Pearson of Boston. 

Hannibal Hamlin. An address by Gen. Selden Connor. 

Railway Statistics of the United States, 1908, from Slason Thompson of 
Chicago. 

American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal, from Rev. Stephen D. Peet. 

Scrap Book made by John H. Sheppard, Esq., from Joseph Wood, Esq. 

Deck and Field, Frank W. Hackett, from the author. 

Tax Book of Falmouth 1774-5, and much about Portland churches, made 
by L. B. Chapman, Esq., and two numbers of Oxford County Citizen in Paris 
and Norway, also 14 pamphlets from Leonard B. Chapman, Esq. 

Three volumes Lossing's Field Book of the Civil War, from James B. 
Totten, Esq. 

Scrap Book, " Travels in New England," by John H. Sheppard, from 
Joseph Wood, Esq. 

The exchanges have been : 

Waterways and Canal Construction in New York State. 

North Dakota Historical Collections, Volume 2. 

Poem on Battle of Bunker Hill. 

Harvey's Reminiscences of Daniel Webster. 

Thompson's History of Vermont. 

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, July, 1909. 

We have purchased : 

Life of Gen. John Patterson, Eggleston, Second Edition. 
History of Enfield, Conn., three volumes. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 21 

History of Wartsfield, Vermont. 

Brookfield, Mass., Vital Records. 

History of the Cobb Family, Part i. 

Maine State Roster, 1889. 

Massachusetts Magazine. 

History of the First Massachusetts Battery.. 

Madame de Lafayette and Her Family, Crawford. 

Registers of Winthrop and Monmouth, Me. 

American Catholic Historical Researches. 

Edward Randolph, two volumes, Publication of the Prince Society. 

New England Family History. 

Vital Records of Bolton and Vernon, Conn. 

The Maine Commandery of the Loyal Legion has added 
to their collection during the past year 32 bound volumes 
and 38 pamphlets, a total of 70 titles. They are entitled 
to the thanks of our Society for this valuable contribution. 

The cabinet has been enriched by the following dona- 
tions : 

Camp chair used by Gen. Henry Knox, and two pictures that hung in his 
house at Thomaston, Me., from Miss Mary Eastman Hitchcock, of Rock- 
land, Me. 

Painting by Frederick Mellen, of Portland, from Henry Deering, Esq. 

Life preserver from the ill-fated steamer Portland, picked up at Province - 
town, Mass., within two days of her loss, in November, 1898, by John W. 
Ellis. Given by John A. Hadzor of Portland. 

A bass relief of William Pitt Fessenden, by Carl Akers, who presented it to 
Mrs. J. B. Totten, and given by her to the society. 

Piece of a marble pillar from the front of Wood's Hotel, burned in the 
great fire in 1866 in Portland. Given by Joseph Wood, Esq. 

From Hon. D. H. Ingraham we have received his commission signed by 
President Cleveland, and his exequatur signed by Queen Victoria, as Consul 
General at Halifax, also his exequatur as Consul at Cadiz, Spain, signed by 
King Alphonzo XII. 

A table or stand carried from Portland to Westbrook in the alarm of 1814. 
Given by Charles H. Crocker, Esq. 

Within the past year we have added to our library 558 
bound volumes and 859 pamphlets, a total of 1,417, besides 
the many valuable additions to the cabinet. 

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House opened yesterday 
for its ninth season. It never was in such good condition 
and never looked as well. Last year the receipts were 



22 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

not as large as the year before which was the best season 
we ever had. It was a good season. It happened to be 
a year when people were spending less money. We have 
now one of the greatest combinations of a historical nature 
in the world which is adding to our fame. Mrs. Pierce 
was wiser than she knew and did more for the fame of 
her family than she ever realized. Few families are as 
fortunate. Members are cordially invited to inspect the 
house and library. 

What we now need is a fund, the income of which would 
enable the librarian to purchase the desirable books as 
they are offered. We should now purchase only original 
sources. Until we have more income it is not necessary 
to have all books on a subject. Our library has increased 
to the extent that we should have another assistant to 
properly do the work. Gifts are coming from apprecia- 
tive people. A library properly kept brings them. Our 
library is a necessity, for the public libraries do not and 
cannot fill our place with students of our state and town 
history. We are specialists and our attendants must know 
what the books contain. 

We have under way the preparation of a memorial alcove 
to Hon. Thomas Brackett Reed, to which Mrs. Reed has 
already contributed seventy-three volumes which have not 
been accounted for among our accessions. We are to 
have more, together with what we have collected and what 
will follow will make a collection that will be appreciated 
by those who will follow us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nathan Goold, Librarian. 

October 30, 1909. 

Memorial meeting in commemoration of the one hun- 
dredth anniversary of the birth of the Right Reverend 
George Burgess, the first bishop of Maine. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 23 

A meeting of the society was held in the Parish House 
of Christ church, at Gardiner, Maine, Saturday, October 
30, 1909, It was called to order at 1.30 p. m., by Asbury 
C. Stilphen, Esquire, chairman of the Committee of 
Arrangements appointed at the last annual meeting of the 
Maine Historical Society. The other members of the 
committee, were Rev. Henry S. Burrage, D.D., and Hon. 
James M. Larrabee. 

Mr. Stilphen stated the object of the meeting and called 
upon the Rev. Robert W. Plant, as representative of 
Christ church, who welcomed the members of the society 
and their friends. Bishop Burgess was rector of Christ 
church during his life in Maine. 

Rev. Dr. Henry S. Burrage, a Fellow of Brown Uni- 
versity, spoke as representative of the University, from 
which Bishop Burgess graduated as valedictorian in 1826, 
giving an account of his connection with the University 
and referring to his poem at the centennial of the Univer- 
sity in 1864, and his war ballad, "The Old Blue Coat." 
Mr. Stilphen, for the Historical Society, read a biographi- 
cal sketch of the bishop, with personal reminiscences of 
his early life in Gardiner. 

General Joseph S. Smith of Bangor, son of one of the 
founders of Grace church, Bath, under Bishop Burgess, 
was present and offered some interesting reminiscences of 
the bishop as his friend and at his home. 

Rev. Mr. Plant read tributes from Right Rev. Frederick 
Burgess, bishop of Long Island, and nephew of Bishop 
Burgess of Maine; Rt. Rev. W. W. Niles of New 
Hampshire, formerly of Maine ; and Rev. Asa Dalton, 
D.D., rector emeritus of St. Stephen's church, Portland, 
formerly rector of St. John's church, Bangor, under 
Bishop Burgess. 

An unpublished poem by Bishop Burgess was presented 
by Mr. Stilphen and was most fittingly read by Rev. 
Thomas Burgess of Saco, a nephew of Bishop Burgess. 



24 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

The meeting was well attended by early friends and 
parishioners of the beloved bishop and the exercises were 
highly appreciated. 

Tuesday, November i6, 1909. 

A meeting of the Society was held at the library hall, 
Tuesday, November 16, 1909, and was called to order at 
7.30 p. M. by the president, Mr. Baxter, who introduced 
Charles William Burrows, Esq., of Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mr. Burrows favored the members and their friends with 
an interesting address on " The First Flying of the Stars 
and Stripes and Burgoyne's Campaign." 

Mr, Burrows' paper was illustrated by his private collec- 
tion of lantern slides thrown on a screen from a stereopti- 
con, and added much to the entertainment and instruction 
of the Burrows' address. 

Adjourned. 

Wednesday, December i, 1909. 

A meeting of the Society was held at the library hall, 
Wednesday, Dec. i, 1909, and was called to order at 2.30 
p. M., Prof. Henry L. Chapman in the chair. 

Mr. Nathan Goold made a report of accessions to the 
library and cabinet. 

Professor Chapman read a memorial of the late John 
Witham Penney of Mechanic Falls, contributed by Mr. 
Charles E. Waterman of that place. 

The Rev. Henry S. Burrage, D.D., of Togus, read a 
paper on Pemaquid, as to whether its settlement antedated 
Plymouth, and whether the Pilgrims at Plymouth were 
saved from starvation in 1622 by food supplies from Pema- 
quid. 

Adjourned. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 25 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

December i, 1909. 

The last report of the librarian was made at the annual 
meeting in June. Since that time the library has pros- 
pered, to the satisfaction of those in charge. During the 
summer the Wadsworth-Longfellow house was opened to 
the public as usual. It was opened June 21 and remained 
open to October 23, a period of eighteen weeks. The ad- 
missions, at 25 cents each, numbered 8,544, ^^^ the net 
receipts will be slightly in excess of 1908. This exhibi- 
tion of the old home and its contents never gave more sat- 
isfaction and it never was better. 

Since June 15 we have added to the library 241 bound 
volumes and 452 pamphlets, — a total of 693. Of these, 
539 were gifts, 58 were by exchange, and 96 were pur- 
chased. We will only enumerate the most interesting 
additions. Those by gift were : 

Arnold's story of the Lincoln Plot, from James B. Totten, Esq. 

Poems of William Winter, Japan vellum edition, from Hon. Joseph W. 
Symonds. 

McCobb Family, manuscript, from Mrs. Mary Pelham Hill. 

Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the New England States, 
from J. Franklin Jameson, Director of the Carnegie Institutions. 

Births, Marriages and Deaths of Simsbury, Conn., Records of the Parish of 
Turkey Hills, now East Granbury, Conn., 1737-1791, Records of Second 
School Society of Granbury, 1796-1855, and Records of the Congregational 
church of Turkey Hills, 1776-1858. These four publications were from 
Albert C. Bates of Hartford, Conn., a corresponding member. 

History of the First Maine Heavy Artillery, from Capt. Horace H. Shaw. 

Uncle Tom's Cabin, two volumes, from Philip Greely Brown, Esq. 

The Clergy of Litchfield County, Conn., from the Litchfield County Univer- 
sity Club. 

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, four volumes 
from the Lewis Publishing Co. of New York. 

Jefferson, Maine, Centennial, from A. A. Bennett, Esq. 

From Hon. Henry Vignard of Paris, France, an honorary member of this 
society, we have received eleven of his valuable publications relating to 
Columbus. 



26 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

John Foster; the Earliest American Engraver, with other publications, from 
Dr. Samuel A. Green. 

Twelve unbound volumes of the Medford Historical Register, and The 
Voyages of Amasa Delano, from George S. Delano, Esq. 

The Preceptor, 1758, from Mrs. A. S. Peters. 

Portland Directory of 1909, from Fred L. Tower, Esq. 

Memorial of Sidney Warren Thaxter, from Mrs. Thaxter. 

Facsimile of Pere Marquette's Illinois Prayer Book, from the Literary and 
Historical Society of Quebec. 

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada, 1908, from that society. 

The Poetical Writings of Rev. Freeman S. Perry, from Mrs. Perry. 

Cyrus Hall McCormick Memorial, from Herbert M. Casson, Esq. 

Minutes of the Commission for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in 
the State of New York, 1 778-1 781, from Victor H. Paltsits, Historian of 
New York State. 

Records of First Congregational church of Brownfield, Maine, typewritten, 
from Fred L. Eastman, Esq., of Wollaston, Mass. 

Vital Records of Farmingdale, Me., from the State Library. 

Inventory of the Estate of George Washington, from the original document 
owned by the giver, W. R. Bixby of St. Louis, Mo., privately printed. 

The Society is much indebted to Charles Thornton 
Libby, Esq., for contributions of books and pamphlets, 
and for his great interest and efforts in securing the Pro- 
prietor's Records and the first book of Town Records, 
together with original plans, deeds, etc., of the town of 
Scarboro. 

L. B. Chapman, Esq., has contributed to our library 
twenty books and pamphlets of historical value. 

To Mrs. Susan Prentice Reed we are indebted for a 
contribution of sixty-six bound volumes and atlases, once 
the property of her husband, Hon. Thomas Brackett 
Reed, which have been placed by themselves, with a 
special book-plate, as our memorial and appreciation of a 
former member. 

We have had several loans of valuable relics and 
papers, subject to the order of the owners. While here 
they are as our own and we make them fill the space of 
their usefulness. Persons having such can do no better 
than to deposit them here for safe keeping and where all 
can see them. 



MAINE HISTOKICAL SOCIETY. 27 

Since June 15, 1909, the Maine Commandery of the 
Loyal Legion have added to their library eleven bound 
volumes and twelve pamphlets. 

We have exchanged our publications for the following : 

Pennsylvania Magazine of History. 
New England Historic Genealogical Register. 
Maryland Historical Magazine. 
Iowa Journal of History and Politics. 
Delaware Historical Society Publications. 
New Jersey Historical Society Publications. 
Vermont Historical Society Publications. 
Massachusetts Historical Society Publications. 
Oregon Historical Society Publications. 
American Antiquarian Society Publications. 
Worcester Society of Antiquity Publications. 
Essex Institute Publications. 

Pocumtuch Valley (Mass.) Memorial Association Publications. 
American Historical Review Publications. 
Eighteen numbers of Old Eliot. 

Applications and Recommendations during the Presidency of George 
Washington. 

Taverns and turnpikes of Blanford, Mass. 
Early Records of Manchester, N. H. 
Early Records of Londonderry and Derby, N. H. 
The Pierce Family History. 

Our purchases have not been large, not because the 
librarian's wishes have been fulfilled, but because our 
resources are limited for the work that could be done. 
The purchases were as follows ; 

Dictionary of American Indian Places and Proper Names. 

Life and Work of James G. Blaine. 

Shipp's Literary World. 

Reed's Parliamentary Rules. 

Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Decline of Secession, W. G. Brownlow. 

Kennebec Lake and Summer Resorts, Jackson. 

On the Road, Cyrus H. Kilby. 

Story of My Life, Mary A. Livermore. 

Giants of the Republic, Edward Everett Hale. 

Century Book of Facts. 

Illustrated History of Hymns and their Authors. 

American Commonwealth, Bryce. 

Dotty Dimple Series, by Sophie May, five volumes. 



28 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 

Early Connecticut Marriages, No. 3. 

History of Brimfield, Mass. 

Journal of an American at Fort Madden and Quebec in the War of 18 12. 

Elijah Fisher's Journal, New Edition. 

History of Fairfield, Conn. 

Cornwall, England, Parish Registers of Marriage, fourteen bound volumes. 

Spencer, Mass., Vital Records. 

Description of the part of Devonshire, England, bordering on the Tamar 
and Tavey. 

History of Exeter, England. 

History of Kingsbridge and Salcomb in Devonshire, England. 

Somerset County, Maine, Atlas. 

Register of Webster, West Gardiner, Litchfield and Monmouth, Maine. 

Register of Benton, Clinton and Fairfield, Me. 

Register of Freeport and Yarmouth, Me. 

History of Chatham, Mass. 

History of Cohasset, Mass. 

Map of Cohasset, Mass. 

Cohasset Genealogies. 

Richard Webber Family. 

Volume 16, Vital Records of Rhode Island. 

History of Lebanon, N. H. 

History of Rehoboth, Mass. 

History of Coventry-Benton, N. H. 

History of Nottingham, Deerfield and Northwood, N. H. 

Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Hanover, Mass. 

Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Milton, Mass. 

Doolittle's Narrative, 1750, and sketch of Hon. John Habershaw, of 
Georgia. 

To the cabinet has been given : 

Cane carried by Rev. Thomas Smith of the First Parish, Portland. From 
the family of Thomas L. Smith, of Windham, Me. 

Cane from the then last surviving tree set out by General Washington at 
Mount Vernon. Gift of J. Mussey Tolford. 

Four antique watches from John W. D. Carter, Esq. 

A letter of President Franklin Pierce, from Horace Anderson, Esq. 

Original manuscript (on linen) of the poem "The Pearl Diver," read at the 
dedication of the statue, in 1889, by Mrs. Elizabeth Akers, from Philip Willis 
Mclntyre, Esq. 

Oil painting of Col. Ezekiel Cushing's house at Cushing's Point (now South 
Portland, Me.), from the artist, Mrs. L. H. Turner. 

Three Commissions and an Exequatur, also The Surf Skiff or The Heroine 
of the Kennebec, by Rev. Joseph H. Ingraham, 1867. From George T. Ingra- 
ham, Jr. 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 29 

Short journals kept by Commodore Alexander Scammell Wadsworth, from 
Mrs. J. B. Pike of Hiram, Me. 

The original proprietors' records, with maps, of the town of Baldwin, Me., 
from George W. Pierce, Esq. 

Framed picture called "A Militia Drill Thirty Years Ago,'' from Captain 
Thomas J. Little, also a package of Robertson papers. 

A white dress and a table mat made by Elizabeth Thomas Varnum, from 
Mrs. Hortense J. V. Stephens, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Wooden knee fxom the gunboat Enterprise of Arnold's fleet of 1776, sunk 
in Lake Champlain at Crown Point and raised in 1909. Given by Mr. J. Fred 
Nadeau of Crown Point. 

Package of autograph letters from Hon. Fred E. Boothby. 

The Society published, with aid from the state, in Nov- 
ember, Volume 12 of our Documentary Series, which is the 
eighth volume of the Baxter Manuscripts ; also the Farm- 
ingdale Vital Records, issued under a state law, were pub- 
lished under the supervision of a committee appointed by 
the Society. 

About forty volumes have been bound and several been 
repaired since the last report. Considering that the mem- 
bers' annual dues pay but about one-third of the expenses 
of the maintenance of the library and grounds, the condi- 
tion found must be gratifying to the members. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Nathan Goold, Librarian. 




MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



OFFICERS FOR 1909-10. 

President, 

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, Portland. 

Vice President, 

HENRY LELAND CHAPMAN, Brunswick. 

Treasurer, 

FRITZ HERMx\NN JORDAN, Portland. 

Corresponding Secretary and Biographer, 

WILLIAM DAVIS PATTERSON, Wiscasset. 

Recording Secretary, 

HUBBARD WINSLOW BRYANT, Portland. 

Librarian and Curator, 

NATHAN GOOLD, Portland. 



STANDING COMMITTEE. 

Henry Sweetser Burrage, D.D., 

National Soldiers' Home, Me. 

Frederic Odell Conant, - - - Portland. 

Henry Deering, ----- Portland. 

George Addison Emery, - - - - Saco. 

Prentice Cheney Manning, - - - Portland. 

Augustus Freedom Moulton, - - - Portland. 

Asbury Coke Stilphen, - - - - Gardiner. 

Albert Roscoe Stubbs, - - - - Portland. 

Franklin Augustus Wilson, - - - Bangor. 



PRESIDENTS. 

Albion Keith Parris, - - - - 1822-1823 

William Allen, _ _ _ _ 1823-1827 

IcHABOD Nichols, _ _ _ _ 1827-1833 

Stephen Longfellow, - - - - 1834-1835 

Prentiss Mellen, _ _ _ _ 1835-1845 

Robert Hallowell Gardiner, - - 1845-1855 

William Willis, ----- 1855-1865 

Edward E. Bourne, _ - _ _ 1865-1873 

James W. Bradbury, - - _ - 1874-1890 

James P. Baxter, _ - - - 1891- 



LIBRARIANS. 



Edward Payson, D.D., - - - - 1822-1823 

Prof. Parker Cleaveland, - - - 1823-1829 

Prof. Samuel P. Newman, - - - 1829-1834 

Prof. Henry W. Longfellow, - - 1834-1835 

Prof. Alpheus S. Packard, - - - 1835-1881 

Hubbard W. Bryant, _ _ _ - 1881-1906 

Nathan Goold, ----- 1906- 



RESIDENT MEMBERS. 
January, 1910. 



Charles Edwin Allen, 
P^rank Edwin Allen, 
William Rufus Anthoine, 
Franklin Ripley Barrett, 
Hartley Cone Baxter, 
James Phinney Baxter, 
Percival Proctor Baxter, 
Stephen Berry, 
Charles Clayton Bickford, 
George Emerson Bird, 
Prof. James William Black, 
Frederic Eleazar Boothby, 
Charles Harrod Boyd 
James Otis Bradbury, 
William Mason Bradley, 
Nathan Clifford Brown, 
Philip Greely Brown, 
William Wentworth Brown, 
Hubbard Winslow Bryant, 
Edwin Chick Burleigh, 
Henr)'^ Sweetser Burrage, N 
Albert Wheaton Butler, 
Edward Anson Butler, 
Thomas Errington Calvert, 
Dr. Albert Martin Card, 
John William Dodge Carter, 
Walter Cary, 



Dresden. 


1890 


Portland. 


1907 


Portland. 


1909 


Portland. 


1890 


Brunswick. 


1901 


Portland. 


1878 


Portland. 


1905 


Portland. 


1882 


Portland. 


1908 


Portland. 


1901 


Water ville. 


1895 


Portland. 


1900 


Portland. 


1892 


Saco. 


1892 


Portland. 


1907 


Portland. 


1909 


Portland. 


1904 


Portland. 


1899 


Portland. 


1865 


Augusta. 


1905 


•nal Soldiers' 


Home, 1878 


Rockland. 


1903 


Rockland. 


1897 


Portland. 


1903 


Alna. 


1894 


Portland. 


1908 


Houlton. 


1908 



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RESIDENT MEMBERS. 



Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 



Prof. Henry Leland Chapman, 
Leonard Bond Chapman, 
Albro Elmore Chase, 
Gen. Jonathan Prince Cilley, 
Oliver Barrett Clason, 
Henry Brewster Cleaves, 
Nathan Clifford, 
Philip Greely Clifford, 
Solomon Burton Cloudman, 
William Titcomb Cobb, 
Right Rev. Robert Codman, 
Dr. Thomas Upham Coe, 
Alfred Cole, 

Rev. Charles W. Collins, 
Frederic Odell Conant, 
Gen. Selden Connor, 
Charles Sumner Cook, 
Merritt B. Coolidge, 
Edward Ward Corey, 
Howard Corning, 
Leslie Colby Cornish, 
Walter Goodwin Davis, Jr., 
Frank Cutter Deering, 
Henry Deering, (Life) 
John Dennett, 
Ami Louis Dennison, 
Samuel Thomas Dole, 
Frederic Neal Dow, 
Franklin Mellen Drew, 
George Ferdinand Duncan, 
John Riley Dunton, 
Isaac Watson Dyer, 
George Addison Emery, 
Hannibal Hamlin Emery, 



Brunswick. 


1865 


Brunswick. 


1877 


Pordand. 


1890 


Portland. 


1892 


Rockland. 


1877 


Gardiner. 


1894 


Portland. 


1897 


Pordand. 


1892 


Portland. 


1909 


Gorham. 


1908 


Rockland. 


1905 


Portland. 


1900 


Bangor. 


1890 


Buckfield. 


1899 


Portland. 


1904 


Portland. 


1890 


Augusta. 


1877 


Pordand. 


1902 


Portland. 


1909 


Portland. 


1906 


Gardiner. 


1909 


Augusta. 


1890 


Portland. 


1909 


Saco. 


1892 


Portland. 


1877 


York. 


1908 


Bangor. 


1907 


Yarmouth. 


1897 


Portland. 


1894 


Lewiston. 


1889 


Portland. 


1907 


Belfast. 


1894 


Gorham. 


1903 


Saco. 


1 891 


Portland. 


1907 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



35 



Dr. Dana Willis Fellows, 
Prof. George Emory Fellows, 
Frank Devereux Fenderson, 
Bert Manfred Fernald, 
Charles Fobes Flagg, 
Melvin Porter Frank, 
William Oliver Fuller, Jr., 
Robert Hallowell Gardiner, 
Robert Hallowell Gardiner, Jr., 
Dr. Frederic Henry Gerrish, 
Benjamin Nourse Goodale, 
Forrest Goodwin, 
Nathan Goold, 
Dr. Seth Chase Gordon, 
Francis Byron Greene, 
Clarence Hale, 
Eugene Hale, 
Albert Bradish Hall, 
Gen. Charles Badger Hall, 
Oliver Gray Hall, 
James Clarence Hamlen, 
Gen. Charles Hamlin, 
Charles Cobb Harmon, 
Herbert Harris, 
Andrew Hawes, 
Herbert Milton Heath, 
Wilfrid Augustine Hennessey, 
Frank Merrill Higgins, 
John Fremont Hill, 
Dr. Winfield Scott Hill, 
Asher Crosby Hinds, 
George Say wood Hobbs, 
John Edward Hobbs, 
Arthur Pomeroy Howard, 
Rev. Henry W. Hulbert, 
Mrs. Augusta Merrill Hunt, 



Portland. 


1893 


Orono. 


1907 


Limerick. 


1907 


West Poland. 


1909 


Portland. 


1902 


Portland. 


1907 


Rockland. 


1905 


Gardiner. 


1899 


Gardiner. 


1904 


Portland. 


1903 


Saco. 


1891 


Skowhegan. 


1905 


Portland. 


1892 


Portland. 


1907 


Boothbay Harbor. 


1903 


Portland. 


1891 


Ellsworth. 


1901 


Portland. 


1908 


Portland. 


1909 


Augusta. 


1893 


Portland. 


1907 


Bangor. 


1903 


Portland. 


1906 


Portland. 


1894 


Portland. 


1907 


Augusta. 


1890 


Bangor. 


1905 


Limerick. 


1907 


Augusta. 


1889 


Augusta. 


1881 


Portland. 


1901 


Portland. 


1899 


North Berwick. 


1904 


Portland. 


1908 


Portland. 


1907 


Portland. 


1909 



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EESIDENT MEMBERS. 



Darius Holbrook Ingraham, 
William Moulton Ingraham, 
Prof. Allen Johnson, 
Prof. Henry Johnson, 
Franklin Jordan, 
Fritz Hermann Jordan, 
Rev. John E. Kealy, 
Francis Keefe, 
William Berry Kendall, 
James Morrill Larrabee, 
John Fluent Larrabee, 
Seth Leonard Larrabee, 
John Henry Lea, 
Rev. Charles Follen Lee, 
Adam Phillips Leighton, 
Rev. George Lewis, 
Weston Lewis, 
Charles Freeman Libby, 
Charles Thornton Libby, 
Prof. George Thomas Little, 
William Henry Looney, 
Arthur Stephen Littlefield, 
Charles Edgar Littlefield, 
Henry Martyn Maling, 
Prentice Cheney Manning, 
Warren Wilson Mansfield, 
Frank Dennett Marshall, 
Frederic Vivian Mathews, 
Josiah Smith Maxcy, 
Silas Packard Maxim, 
Henry Foster Merrill, 
Frank Burton Miller, 
John Clair Minot, 
Dr. Alfred Mitchell, 
Joseph Eugene Moore, 
Luther Ray Moore, 



Portland. 


1907 


Portland. 


1907 


Brunswick. 


1906 


Brunswick. 


1890 


Saco. 


1909 


Portland. 


1890 


Waterville. 


1907 


Eliot. 


1897 


Bowdoinham. 


1907 


Gardiner. 


1894 


Portland. 


1906 


Portland. 


1897 


South Freeport. 


1901 


New Castle. 


1904 


Portland. 


1908 


South Berwick. 


1898 


Gardiner. 


1899 


Portland. 


1884 


Portland. 


1889 


Brunswick. 


1881 


Portland. 


1903 


Rockland. 


1905 


Rockland. 


190S 


Portland. 


1893 


Portland. 


1882 


Portland. 


1908 


Portland. 


1901 


Portland. 


1908 


Gardiner. 


1899 


South Paris. 


1903 


Portland. 


1909 


Rockland. 


1905 


Augusta. 


1907 


Brunswick. 


1909 


Thomaston. 


1891 


Saco. 


189s 



MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



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Hiram Kelley Morrell, 
John Adams Morrill, 
Galen Clapp Moses, 
Thomas Bird Mosher, 
Augustus Freedom Moulton, 
William Henry Moulton, 
Dr. Willis Bryant Moulton, 
Charles Joseph Nichols, 
Everett Blanchard Norton, 
Charles William Noyes, 
Edward Ailing Noyes, 
Edward Deering Noyes, 
George Cushman Owen, 
George Otis Packard, 
William Davis Patterson, 
Charles Henry Pay son, 
Franklin Conant Pay son, 
Herbert Pay son, 
Clarence Webster Peabody, 
Henry Clay Peabody, 
Rev. John Carroll Perkins, 
Lewis Pierce, 
Nathan Cook Pinkham, 
Clifford A. Plummer, 
Barrett Potter, 
Frederick Alton Powers, 
Stanley Thomas PuUen, 
Augustus Moses Pulsifer, 
Fabius Maxims Ray, 
Oliver Philbrick Remick, 
Edward Clayton Reynolds, 
Fred Edgcomb Richards, 



Gardiner. 

Auburn. 

Bath. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Farmington. 

Castine. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Wiscasset. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Portland. 

Harrison. 

Portland. 

Brunswick. 

Houlton. 

Portland. 

Auburn. 

Westbrook. 

Kittery. 

South Portland. 

Portland. 



Prof. Alfred Francis Richardson, 



Edward Payson Ricker, 
Hiram Weston Ricker, 



Castine. 

Poland Springs. 
Poland Springs. 



1862 

1905 
1889 

1907 

1891 

1901 

1899 

1909 

1903 

1904 

1907 

1900 

1905 
1901 
1892 
1902 
1892 
1896 
1907 

1905 
1901 

1869 
1909 
1907 
1903 

1905 
1908 

1893 
1907 
1898 
1899 
1901 

1890 
1906 
1909 



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RESIDENT MEMBERS. 



Frederick Robie, 
Rev. Lucien Moore Robinson, 
Reuel Robinson, 
George Smith Rowell, 
Moses Atwood Safford, 
Albert Russell Savage, 
George Melville Seiders, 
William Senter, 
Charles Sumner Sewall, 
Harold M. Sewall, 
Rev. John Smith Sewall, 
Rev. Harry Piatt Seymour, 
Prof. Kenneth Charles Morton 

Dr. Charles Denison Smith, 

Harold Emerson Smith, 

Howard Daniel Smith, 

David William Snow, 

Dr. James Alfred Spalding, 

Albert Moore Spear, 

John Francis Sprague, 

John C. Stacey, 

Lewis Frederick Starrett, 

William Henry Stevens, 

David Dinsmore Stewart, 

Dr. John Conant Stewart, 

Asbury Coke Stilphen, 

Albert Roscoe Stubbs, 

Isaac Frederic Sturdivant, 

Walter Henry Sturtevant, 

Joseph White Symonds, 

Jeremiah Wilson Tabor, 

Archie Lee Talbot, 

Frederic Frothingham Talbot, 

William Neil Taylor, 

Dr. Frederic Charles Thayer, 



Gorham. 


1891 


East Sumner. 


1907 


Camden. 


1906 


Portland. 


1890 


Kittery. 


1889 


Auburn. 


1894 


Portland. 


1902 


Portland. 


1908 


Wiscasset. 


1905 


Bath. 


1903 


Bangor. 


1869 


Portland. 


1902 


Sills, 




Brunswick. 


1909 


Portland. 


1892 


Wiscasset. 


1908 


Norway. 


1890 


Portland. 


1902 


Portland. 


1890 


Gardiner. 


1905 


Monson. 


1881 


Popham Beach. 


1907 


Rockland. 


1905 


Pordand. 


1891 


St. Albans. 


1879 


York. 


1907 


Gardiner. 


1892 


Portland. 


1899 


Portland. 


1904 


Richmond. 


1892 


Portland. 


1882 


Pordand. 


1907 


Lewiston. 


1902 


Portland. 


1907 


Portland. 


1909 


Waterville. 


1904 



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William Widgery Thomas, Portland. 

Benjamin Thompson, Portland. 

Dr. John Franklin Thompson, Portland. 
Fenton Tomlinson, Portland. 

Frank Daniel True, Portland. 

Levi Turner, Portland. 

Philip Foster Turner, Portland. 

Dr. Herbert Francis Twitchell, Portland. 
Frederic Sturdivant Vaill, Portland. 

Harry Mighells Verrill, Portland. 

David Simmons Waite, Levviston. 

Right Rev. Louis Sebastian Walsh, 

Portland. 
John Clifford Warren, 
Charles Elmer Waterman, 
Richard Webb, 
Eugene Prescott Webber, 
Henry Sewall Webster, 
Theodore Walter Wells, 
Dr. George Augustus Wheeler, Portland. 
William Penn Whitehouse, Augusta. 

Rev. Edwin Carey Whittemore, Waterville 
Joseph Williamson, Augusta. 

Dr. John Lemuel Murray Willis, Eliot. 



Westbrook. 

Mechanic Falls. 

Portland. 

Westport. 

Gardiner. 

Portland. 



Franklin Augustus Wilson, 
Scott Wilson, 
Edward True Wing, 
George Curtis Wing, 
Joseph Wood, 

Benjamin Franklin Woodbury, 
Prof. Arthur C. Yeaton, 
Miss Mary King Longfellow, 



Bangor. 
Portland. 
South Portland. 
Auburn. 
Portland. 
South Portland. 
Portland. 
Portland. 



1870 
1907 
1907 
1908 
1909 
1907 
1907 
1909 
1901 
1907 
1907 

1907 
1907 

1895 
1903 

1908 
1902 
1907 
1876 
1902 
1903 
1901 

1893 
1889 
1908 
1907 
1901 
1890 
1909 
1907 
1909 



HONORARY MEMBERS. 



Asa Dalton, D.D. 
William Pierce Frye, LL.D., 
Melville Weston Fuller, LL.D. 
Miss Mary Rogers Jewett, 
Mrs. Kate Douglas W. Riggs, 
Henry Otis Thayer, A.M. 
Mrs. Abba Goold Woolson, 
Henry Vignaud, 



Portland, Me. 
Lewiston, Me. 
Washington, D. C. 
South Berwick, Me. 
New York. 
New York. 
Windham, Me. 
Paris, France. 




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